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Rocket Man 05-27-2009 02:30 PM

Re: [meta] Standardizing Tags
 
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Originally Posted by ladyarcana55 (Post 796079)
How about double tagging it in that case? Resources so that we know it's the general category, and the specific type of resource for easier search?

such as...

[Resources-Songs]

[Resources-Relics]

Do you mean two tags ("resources, songs) or one tag with two words ("resources-songs")? The latter might be better, since it still leaves four other tags that can be used for further description.

ladyarcana55 05-27-2009 02:57 PM

Re: [meta] Standardizing Tags
 
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Originally Posted by Rocket Man (Post 796220)
Do you mean two tags ("resources, songs) or one tag with two words ("resources-songs")? The latter might be better, since it still leaves four other tags that can be used for further description.

The latter. I figured we can see the first general tag and know it's Resources. The second subtag would tell us what kind of resource.

Rocket Man 05-27-2009 03:53 PM

Re: [meta] Standardizing Tags
 
One additional suggestion, though it's fairly obvious: the specific name of a Choir or Band for those discussions that principally concern them. But for consistency's sake, we should establish whether the tag is singular (mercurian, calabite, malakite) or plural (mercurians, calabim, malakim).

Which also suggests angel or angels, and demon or demons for stuff that deals with the celestials on one side of the War without referencing a specific Choir or Band,

robkelk 05-27-2009 05:53 PM

Re: [meta] Standardizing Tags
 
Looking through today's discussion, I think it would be a good idea to drop the resources tag and use just the tags for specific types of resources.

As for singular or plural... I have no opinion either way, except that we should be consistent. What does everyone else want?

ladyarcana55 05-28-2009 10:05 AM

Re: [meta] Standardizing Tags
 
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Originally Posted by robkelk (Post 796316)
As for singular or plural... I have no opinion either way, except that we should be consistent. What does everyone else want?

I'm not sure it makes a difference. If I see and an angel tag I am going to assume it applies to all angels in general. Same with the specific choirs/bands. It's not like there will be something for one Mercurian, but it will apply to either all Mercurians or Mercurians serving the same Superior.

Rocket Man 05-28-2009 10:19 AM

Re: [meta] Standardizing Tags
 
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Originally Posted by ladyarcana55 (Post 796617)
I'm not sure it makes a difference. If I see and an angel tag I am going to assume it applies to all angels in general. Same with the specific choirs/bands. It's not like there will be something for one Mercurian, but it will apply to either all Mercurians or Mercurians serving the same Superior.

Given your last point, I'd say let's go with plural -- you're right, it would be advice for "all Mercurians" or "all Lilim" (or at least, all of a certain kind, like my Trade Mercurian thread) rather than just one. You're also correct that it doesn't really matter which, but like Rob I think we should be consistent so that someone searching tags has an easier time of it.

Kelly Pedersen 05-28-2009 03:42 PM

Re: [meta] Standardizing Tags
 
Personally, I think that Choir/Band discussion should be tagged with the singular form of the name. The problem with using the plural is that In Nomine (mostly) uses non-English-standard plurals, which causes confusion - how often have we seen someone talking about Malakites, or Seraphs, when it's technically supposed to be Malakim or Seraphim? The singulars at least have the benefit of being universally agreed on. :-)

robkelk 06-02-2009 06:21 PM

Re: [meta] Standardizing Tags
 
Going through and tagging my old posts, and realized we need another tag: rites (Theyve been posted often enough, usually by Moe, that they should be listed separately...)

Rocket Man 06-04-2009 07:06 PM

Re: [meta] Standardizing Tags
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robkelk (Post 799381)
Going through and tagging my old posts, and realized we need another tag: rites (Theyve been posted often enough, usually by Moe, that they should be listed separately...)


It's good to have you looking out for our rites, Rob. ;)

Rocket Man 06-04-2009 07:10 PM

Re: [meta] Standardizing Tags
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kelly Pedersen (Post 796809)
The problem with using the plural is that In Nomine (mostly) uses non-English-standard plurals, which causes confusion - how often have we seen someone talking about Malakites, or Seraphs, when it's technically supposed to be Malakim or Seraphim? The singulars at least have the benefit of being universally agreed on. :-)

Which is ironic, since in several cases, the singulars are wrong according to real-world linguistics: as I recall, the proper singulars of Ofanim, Elohim and Malakim are Ofan, Eloah and Malak. But then again, game worlds have their own needs -- and as the guy who regularly says "Elohites," I certainly have no claim to linguistic purity. :)


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